Technology to activate communication-Integrate technology to enhance instruction only in a well-designed standards-based thematic unit using backwards design.


Technology to activate communication and transform learning



I. Resources for locating images and photos

1. Tag Galaxy
http://taggalaxy.de
Search for photos from Flickr
2. Fotopedia
http://www.fotopedia.com
Collaborative photo encyclopedia
3. Compfight
http://compfight.com
Sort images for creative commons
4. Goggle Art Project
http://www.googleartproject.com
3D art tours of many museums
5. Google maps in many languages
http://support.google.com/maps/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=63471
Google maps in a variety of languages
6. MorgueFile
http://www.morguefile.com
Lots of free photos
7. FLICKR
http://www.flickr.com
World's photo album-search creative commons
8. 5 card Flickr story
http://5card.cogdogblog.com -learn about
http://5card.cogdogblog.com/play.php?suit=5card -play
Designed to foster visual thinking, you get 5 random pictures from Flickr and then you create a story.
9. Pinterest
http://pinterest.com
a pinboard-style photo sharing website


II. Using images and information to make stories, comics, books, magazines and speaking activities


1. Wordle
http://www.wordle.net
word clouds
2. Tagxedo
http://www.tagxedo.com
word clouds in shapes
3. Bubblr
http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr
Comic strips using Flickr photos
4. Piclits
http://piclits.com
Creative writing using images
5. Five Card Flickr Story
http://5card.cogdogblog.com/play.php?suit=5card
Lets you create a story from 5 random FLICKR pix
6. PECHA Flickr
http://pechaflickr.cogdogblog.com
20 random flickr photos, each one on screen for 20 seconds.
7. Issuu
http://issuu.com
Make a magazine or newsletter
8. Storybird
http://storybird.com
Collaborative Storytelling


III. Resources for using and creating videos

1. Video writing prompts
http://teachhub.com/video-writing-prompts
Site with writing prompts and popular videos
2. Video creating tools
http://www.youtube.com/create
Series of video creating tools grouped
3. Aminoto video
http://animoto.com/education#top
“music videos”
4. Dvolver video maker
http://www.dvolver.com
cartoon videos
5. Tubechop
http://www.tubechop.com
Cut a section of a Youtube video
6. Go Animate Edu
http://goanimate.com
Comic and animated movie


IV. Technology to record voice or use computer generated voice

1. Vocaroo
http://vocaroo.com
Simple podcast
2. Voxopop
http://www.voxopop.com
Talk discussion board
4. Google Voice
http://www.google.com/googlevoice
Students call and answer ?
5. AudioBoo
http://audioboo.fm
Record and upload audio

V. Technology to enhance speaking and writing Presentational communication

1. Glogster
http://edu.glogster.com
Digital Poster
2. Fotobabble
http://www.fotobabble.com
“Trading cards
3. FaceinHole
http://www.faceinhole.com
Put your face in pix
4. Blabberize
http://blabberize.com
Make picture talk
5. Make Beliefs Comix
http://www.makebeliefscomix.com
Make comic strips
6. Padlet (Wallwisher)
http://padlet.com
Digital post it notes


VI. Other great tools to impact learning

1. DropBox
http://www.dropbox.com
Cloud filesharing
2. Slideshare
http://www.slideshare.net
Share and find ppt
3. Scribd
http://www.scribd.com
Share docs and pdf’s
4. Quizlet
http://quizlet.com/
Create and use flashcards
5. Textivate-
http://www.textivate.com
Change a text into a game
6. Remind101
https://www.remind101.com
Safe way to text students and parents
7. Socrative-reponse system for quizzes
http://socrative.com
Response system for quizzes
8. Layar
https://www.layar.com
Augmented reality-layer urls, etc. on pix
9. QR code generator
http://qrcode.kaywa.com
ke qr codes-use “static” for free
10. Duolingo
http://duolingo.com
language learning gamified
(app, too)
11. TES
http://www.tes.co.uk
amazing amount of resources and activities for many languages





VII. Apps

1. Neoreader-one of many qr code readers
http://www.neoreader.com
2. Layar-Augmented Reality
https://www.layar.com
3. Apps for Language learning
https://sites.google.com/site/melindamlarsonapps (thanks to Melinda Larson)